Tour a model cottage
Built by Canada Builds Company, this model cottage appeared fully furnished at the 2012 Fall Cottage Life Show.
Rebecca Purdy—a lifelong cottager, interior decorator and stylist for HGTV's hit shows Disaster DIY: Cottage Edition, House of Bryan and Leave It To Bryan—furnished and decorated the entire cottage using items from exhibitors who appeared at the show. View the rest of the gallery to see her stunning work.
The view from the cottage's living room, which is located to your left as you enter from the front door.
The bar stools along the kitchen island and the bench-style seating at the table allow for more bodies to fit in a relatively small space. The cottage's open concept design also makes this area perfect for entertaining.
Like many cottagers before her, Purdy used these beautiful pine bunk beds to make the most of a smaller second room.
The decor in the cottage's main bedroom was simple and elegant, making great use of symmetry through the placement of the bed, nightstands, lamps and art work.
Small details such as this dragon fly hook are what really make the design unique, and it's a great example of how to personalize your own cottage space.
Purdy added hints of cottage kitsch, such as these deer antlers, throughout the decor to create a space that we would recognize as a cottage, but still consider modern and updated.
Vintage suitcases like the ones stored under this table seem to be one of Purdy's favourite ways to stylishly incorporate that retro cottage look. They also act as great storage—something many cottagers desperately need.